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GSA, DOE Officials on Federal Efforts to Reduce Cyber Risks

The General Services Administration and the Department of Energy are launching initiatives to address cybersecurity risks, Federal News Network reported Friday. Larry Hale, director of information technology security subcategory at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, said the agency is taking steps to ensure the security of products agencies procure from acquisition schedules.

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Gov’t, Industry Leaders Talk Cyber Workforce Challenges at 2019 CyberCon; Rick Wagner Comments

Rick Wagner, ManTech International president and former Wash100 winner, said the government has to offer better incentives for cybersecurity talent as industries such as the banking sector increases demand for workers, Federal Times reported Tuesday.

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National Labs to Welcome Students for 2019 DOE Cyber Contest

The Department of Energy will host the fourth iteration of an annual contest that would allow cybersecurity college students to access national laboratories. The CyberForce Competition will take place Nov. 15 to 16 across 10 national laboratories within the country, Argonne National Laboratory said Friday.

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ARPA-E Announces Funding Program to Develop Lower-Cost Fusion Energy Concepts

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy plans to award up to $30M for research projects designed to create lower-cost concepts for the development of deployable, commercially viable fusion energy.

Under a new program, dubbed Breakthroughs Enabling THermonuclear-fusion Energy, ARPA-E aims to establish controlled fusion energy by lowering the cost of more-mature fusion concepts and enhancing the application of existing fusion research and development capabilities, the Department of Energy said Thursday

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Michael Kratsios: ‘Quantum Supremacy’ a Product of US Innovation Ecosystem

Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer and a 2019 Wash100 award winner, wrote in a commentary published Wednesday on Fortune that Google’s announcement that it proved the theory of “quantum supremacy” using its quantum computer Sycamore demonstrates the efforts of the U.S. innovation ecosystem, which is driven by cooperation between the federal government, private sector and academia.

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